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Nevada high court resets date, place for arguments in Scott Dozier execution

Scott Dozier appears in court Monday, September 11, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (George Romero/KSNV)

The Nevada Supreme Court has reset the date and location for oral arguments in the stalled execution of a death-row inmate whose lethal injection is being challenged by pharmaceutical companies.

Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer said Tuesday the court pushed back the hearing about the twice-postponed execution of Scott Raymond Dozier to Sept. 21 in Carson City.

A Sept. 12 date in Las Vegas was canceled.

The court rejected a bid by the state attorney general's office to move up the argument date to next week. Prison officials want to reschedule Dozier's death for mid-November.

Drug firms Alvogen, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz accuse the state of improperly obtaining their products for a use the companies don't allow.

Nevada says prison officials lawfully obtained the drugs from a third-party supplier.

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